How to Change a Diaper (Sort of)

It’s just another routine diaper change when, to your dismay, you find two flaming, red cheeks hiding beneath the seams. It’s diaper rash, and those solid foods your baby has started eating are hitting below the belt. Take matters into your own hands and follow the time-tested treatments below for pampering your baby’s sore bottom:

Tips for Soothing Diaper Rash (Diaper Dos and Don’ts)

Do:

Change diapers frequently

Clean and dry baby’s bottom

Apply ointment to prevent additional irritation

Use the next largest-sized diaper temporarily

Don’t:

Scrub the area

Use irritants like soaps and wet wipes

Be tight: keep diapers on loosely

Apply powders: choose soothing lotions over baby powders

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